EVAL 20 REIMAGINED CONFERENCE
Since the AEA 2020 conference virtual there was no travel but you can make a carbon offset for any travel you might have done anyway. For details click on the "Connect" tab above.
EPE TIG Field Trip
Since the AEA Conference is virtual there was no physical EPE TIG Field Trip.
EPE TIG Business Meeting
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 5:30-6:30 EST
The TIG Officers remain the same as last year but we are looking for people interested in becoming EPE TIG officers. Contact Allison Van
if you are interested.
Dawn Valentine volunteered to be the new newsletter editor for the EPE TIG. She invites all EPE TIG members to send information about their activities, publications, and links to interesting articles or podcasts related to EPE TIG concerns with ecological evaluation and climate change to Dawn Valentine
EPE TIG BYO-everything Reception with Beverly Parsons, Michael Quinn Patton and more.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 6:30-? EST
This virtual event was very well-received, bringing together evaluators interested in Blue Marble Evaluation, Visionary Evaluation, and many other ideas and frameworks around effectively responding to climate change. After a brief introduction we broke into separate Zoom rooms for discussions with former AEA Presidents Beverly Parsons (VIsionary Evaluation) and Michael Quinn Patton (Blue Marble Evaluation). We also heard from Scott Chaplowe, who was running for the AEA Board.
EVAL 20 REIMAGINED, EPE TIG CONFERENCE SESSIONS.
Friday, October 30, 2020 10-10:45 EST
2151: Applying trauma-informed evaluation to climate change disasters
Susan Wolfe and Allison Van explored the ways evaluation must adapt as mass collective traumas become more common (like the collective trauma we’re all in now!), offering initial thinking about how to apply and adapt trauma-informed evaluation to disasters.
Friday, October 30, 2020 12-12:45 EST
2475: Climate Change is a Wicked Problem – how can evaluators help funders and program staff learn quickly enough?
It is imperative that evaluators figure out how to best help strategists and implementers working on climate change mitigation learn quickly about what works, what doesn’t and why. This interactive Think Tank will explore learning strategies and actions we can take.